Did the Word originate with you? Are you the only ones it has reached?

“Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. Or did the word of God […]

Covering Headship

Earlier this month, Mortification of Spin featured a guest post asking: “Is it Okay to teach a Complementarianism Based on Eternal Subordination?” It didn’t take long for the conversation to be picked up and for responses to be written by far more capable people than I. But in all of this, the headcovering verses that […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Saying Goodbye

It’s something of a special moment – finally reaching 1 Corinthians 16, the very last chapter. This happens to be the thirtieth post – of breaking down the letter by chapters and sections and reading the verses trying to figure out how much of it still applies exactly as written or how creative we’ve gotten […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Ressurection Power

Having reminded the Corinthians that the gospel is “Christ and him crucified”, he now moves onto the promise of Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 … But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Remember the Gospel

Many times prayers will be centered around standing on the promises of Scripture – agreeing with Bible verses that talk about healing, earnestly praying by enlisting others to pray for the same thing, praying at all hours of the day, everywhere you go – believing it fully so that what you bind on earth is […]

Letters to the Corinthians: How to Have a Worship Service

In this section of Scripture, we have one of the more restrictive verses regarding women and what they can do during worship. It also poses something of a dilemma – you see, the phrase ‘brothers and sisters’ used at both the beginning and the end of this passage really does refer to both men and […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Speaking in Tongues is Awesome …

Everyone knows that speaking in tongues is awesome. I had a friend who went to a tongue-speaking church with her other friend as her other friend’s guest. During the tongue-speaking part of the service, one of the other believers came up to her and pushed her on the forehead. She didn’t know that she was […]